Tennis: Hyderabad’s Rashmikaa enters main draw

By   |  Sports Bureau  |  Published: 26th Nov 2017  5:23 pmUpdated: 26th Nov 2017  5:26 pm
File Photo: Shrivalli Rashmikaa.

Hyderabad: City tennis player Shrivalli Rashmikaa defeated fourth seeded Chinese player Sheng Yuqi in a hard-fought match with 7-6(6), 6-4.in the final qualifying round to win wild card and enter main draw at the Indore ITF Women’s Circuit $15000 at ITC Tennis Club in Indore on Sunday.

This will be her first tournament in the women’s circuit. Joining her in the main round from the city are Shaik Humera, Bhuvna Kalva and Sama Satvika. Humera got the better of fifth seeded Hong Kong player Ching Wu 6-1, 6-3 while Bhuvana crushed Jennifer Lukam 6-4,6-1. Satvika also had an easy outing against Moulika Rana recording a comfortable 6-1,6-3 victory.

Results: Qualifying final round:
Shrivalli Rashmikaa (WC) (Ind) bt Sheng Yuqi (4) (CHN) 7-6(6), 6-4; Humera Shaik (Ind) bt Ho Ching Wu (5) (HKG) 6-1,6-3; Bhuvna Kalva (Ind) bt Jennifer Lukam (3) (Ind) 6-4,6-1; Sama Satvika (Ind) bt Moulika Ran (Ind) 6-1,6-3.